Dell Inspiron 5000 vs Dell 15 Inspiron Gaming laptop

ra5066

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Hi, trying to make a decision with a limited budget. I'm not a hardcore gamer but I want to be able to play Borderlands(all), Fallout 4, Wasteland 2(and 3 in the future) and similar games. Besides the price, is the only major difference is the video card?

Thx!
 

ra5066

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Oops!!! Here are the specs below: My budget is @ $1100


Inspiron 15 7000 series
Processor: 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.50 GHz)]
Operating System: Windows 10 Home, 64-bit, English
Memory: 8GB Single channel DDR3L 1600MHz (8GBx1)
Hard Drive: 1TB 5.4k Hybrid HDD + 8G Cache [1TB 5400 rpm Hybrid Hard Drive + 8GB Embedded Flash Cache]
Video Card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5
Display: 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Display


Inspiron 15 5000 Series*Inspiron 15 5000 Series
Processor: 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-7500U Processor (4M Cache, up to 3.50 GHz)
Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit English
Memory: 8GB Single Channel DDR4 2400MHz (8GBx1)
Hard Drive: 1TB 5400 rpm SATA Hard Drive
Video Card: AMD Radeon™ R7 M445 Graphics 4G GDDR5
LCD: 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-glare LED-Backlit Display
CD ROM/DVD ROM: Tray load DVD Drive (Reads and Writes to DVD/CD)
 

jaguarskx

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The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 is more appropriate to play games. It has a quad core CPU, but more importantly, it has a GTX 960m which most gamers would consider to be minimum GPU that would be considered a "gaming GPU".

The Dell Inspiron 15 5000 has a dual core i7-7500u which is actually adequate to play games. In games that are CPU dependent having a quad core CPU can provided better performance. For example, in Fallout 4 a desktop with a dual core i3-6100 and a GTX 980 Ti gets an average of 85 FPS. A quad core i5-4790k and the GTX 980 Ti gets an average 98 FPS. That's based on benchmarks from Techspot that I looked at yesterday to reply to a different topic.

However, the Radeon R7 M445 is a very weak GPU. It is not much more powerful than a nVidia 920m which is a bit weaker than the integrated Intel HD 620 graphics core.